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    Access Series 16AWG CL2 Rated 2-Conductor Speaker Wire, 50ft
    Product # 2822
    Length: 50ft
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    Number of Conductors: 2
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    Gauge: 16AWG
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    Access Series 16AWG CL2 Rated 2-Conductor Speaker Wire, 50ft

    Get the most out of your home audio system with high quality, oxygen-free, pure bare copper speaker wire from Monoprice!

    This speaker wire features two conductors made of high purity (greater than 99.95% pure), oxygen-free bare copper. Pure Bare Copper is a superior conductor to the copper clad aluminum (CCA) conductors used in most other inexpensive speaker wire. CCA is only about 68% as conductive as pure bare copper. This additional resistance is added to the impedance of your speakers and can negatively effect the sound.

    For the wire to have no audible effect, the total wire resistance should be no more than 5% of the lowest impedance of your speakers. Even speakers rated for a nominal 8-ohms, may dip to as low as 4-ohms at some frequencies, which further reduces the total cable resistance allowed in the wire. Using Pure Bare Copper speaker wire ensures that the total load put on the amplifier remains as close as possible to the impedance curve of your speakers.

    For example, a 16AWG 2-conductor Pure Bare Copper speaker wire has a total resistance of 0.803 ohms per 100 feet (both directions must be considered). By comparison, a 16AWG 2-conductor CCA speaker wire has a total resistance of 1.181 ohms per 100 feet. Assuming 4 ohms is the lowest impedance of your speakers, a speaker wire run can be no more 0.2-ohms total. 20 feet of 16AWG Pure Bare Copper would be 0.1606 ohms, well under the 0.2-ohm limit. On the other hand, 20 feet of 16AWG CCA would be 0.2362 ohms, well OVER the 0.2-ohm limit.

    Each conductor is jacketed with color-coded PVC for easy polarity identification. The entire cable assembly is jacketed in a white, CL2-rated PVC material. The CL2 rating indicates that the cable complies with fire safety and insurance requirements, making it safe for use inside the walls of residential class buildings.

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    Would this be suitable for 12v LED under cabinet strip lighting? If not, I am looking for something that has a common jacket preferably in white. The LED strips I purchased had a white 22ga lead wire for 5m of 5730 strips.
    A shopper on Jun 19, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: This wire is for speakers and it could work but you are better of buying lamp wire at a hardware store. Also you mention the LED wires were 22g and this is a 16g, it could be overkill.
    4.9 / 5.0
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    Good (at present) speaker cable
    The original wire I used to connect my stereo receiver to my left loudspeaker was 16 ga lamp cord with black plastic insulation. Over the 50 years since I installed it, the plastic insulation has gotten very stiff with the slightest provocation, pieces of it break off, leaving bare wire exposed. (The wire to my right speaker is also lamp cord, but it has clear plastic insulation which is still in excellent shape.) So that crummy black lamp cord recently developed a short circuit. I have now replaced the old wire with this Monoprice product. Installation and soldering connectors onto the ends was no problem. I hope the insulation on this new wire ages better than what I put in 50 years ago I'll write an evaluation of this as an addendum to this review in 50 years, when I am 125 years old.

    PROS: Wire seems to be of high quality. I can't verify claim of oxygen-free copper. (Does oxygen-free make any difference to people like me who lack Golden Ears?) Many fine strands in each wire, so it flexes easily. Red and black insulation clearly identifies which wire is which, a big convenience. No problem in my in-wall and under-floor installation. The stripped wire takes solder tinning easily, as it ought to. Gauge appears to be 16 ga, as advertised. Outer white-plastic jacket is loose and somewhat stretchy, but seems to be adequate to protect the two conductors inside from installation hazards.

    CONS: None.
    September 12, 2014
    Great Price and Value
    Once again, Monoprice delivers the lowest price and the highest quality product.
    November 29, 2011
    Speaker Cable
    16AWG CL2 Rated 2-Conductor Loud Speaker Cable
    best cable , 100% satisfied, A++
    October 26, 2009
    Quality and cost...everything you're looking for in each and every item all of us purchase.
    December 20, 2009
    Great Budget Speaker Cable
    Its very cheap & high quality cable.With my Yamaha RX-V667 & Tannoy F1,I get clean & full range sound.I have used coastlier Supra classic -4,but this cable rocks.Treble is clean & sweat unlike little bright with Supra.Bass has good definition & impact.this cable resembles chord company silver screen cable which is 15awg.I have heard that 5star cable too & this one from monoprice is not too behind.

    PROS: Great sound.
    Good built.

    CONS: Still not found any.
    January 10, 2012
    Grest Product
    Ive used this product many times and have never had a bad roll. I've run it through walls, under carpet, across attics and along baseboards. Its reasonably discreet (against a white wall) and carries sound as well as any top end cable I have ever used

    PROS: Easy to pull
    Jacket is durable
    Sound is Excellent

    CONS: None
    July 25, 2013
    Good for Speakers!
    I love this wire. I originally bought this wire on fleabay at a higher price because I didn't know Monoprice sold it. This wire is great for speakers!

    PROS: High Quality


    Easy to Strip

    Very flexible

    CONS: None!
    July 3, 2015
    Good value speaker cable

    PROS: This is a great valued speaker cable, whether running in-wall or not. Outer sheathing protects the two leads if running in-wall. Recommended.

    CONS: none
    April 21, 2012
    Great company to deal with, excellent service, high quality product and fair prices.

    I shall return!
    June 9, 2017
    8 months ago
    Wish it was offered in more lengths
    Good overall transmission though. Using my amp's B zone for the garage didn't require much more amplification than the theater does.

    PROS: Works great and was easy to work with.

    CONS: A bit bulkier than regular speaker wire, which when pushing through holes in studs can become an issue. Also when pulled the inside wire recedes a bit from the end of the cover. And in the project I just completed (wiring my garage for sound), I really needed 100 ft and 75 ft spools. I wound up splicing one of the lines.
    September 3, 2014


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